It's a good starter drum for a new collector at best. I have a 10 lug Blacro with the Silver Keystone (Birch) badge that is still hanging around, but'll be the first to goI sold a clean & original Blackro with factory Imperials here for $100 a few years ago and was happy to get it because I only had one inquiry about it for 2 weeks or more.
Yes they sound good but they were 80 dollars all day less then 10 years ago. I let a few go at 150 I only have a 6.5 blackro left.I just bought a NOS blacro with Ludwig roller case, sticks, and mallets. The handle was bent so the seller insisted on $20. I had a spare handle so no big deal. These sets seem to come up for cheap in between semesters and sometimes include a xylophone. The blacro is my favorite sound of the 5x14 Acros. An artist was playing one on a NYC NYE performance. It’s hard to beat the value of a blacro even at $200. I’ve passed on the 6.5 because the 5 already sounds so good. Even those can be had for a reasonable price if one looks close enough.
I see someone trying to scratch out a serial number probably because it was stolen from a school at some point? Glass half empty guyLook closely:
<p dir="ltr">Ludwig metal flake Black Galaxy Acrolite 14x5” Snare Drum resonate snare set. Stand and hardcase.</p>www.ebay.com
Because kids are worried about such things as serial numbers......."I think my kids did it.not sure .bought it at a sales years ago. "
Most students don't get drums in school anymore. Mostly they seem to get a cheap bell set and practice pad or if they are lucky they get a really cheaply made snare drum with a vic firth badge like this.Didn't Acros and Blacros make their name as student drums? If they're no longer made, what has taken their place?
The description says it’s an “8 rug”. Those are very rare.and you're bitching about $200 blacros?
Great score! Weather Master heads typically fit tighter than Remo. Could be the heavy black galaxy coating that seems to have heads fit tightly on these. Despite, I’ve had good luck with WM heads on them.I just bought one for 80 bucks. Most of the ones I have had, all had the original Ludwig white coated head. Kids mainly just got the drums and did not use them so the heads were always good. This drum I just got had a Remo Ambassador on it. I had a very hard time getting that head off the drum. I measured and looked and the drum does not seem to be out of round. But all the measurements from lug to lug, seem to be close to actual 14 inch. Are these shells a bit on
the larger size? Are the original Ludwig heads a bit bigger? I bought the drum to sell, but I don't want to sell with a head fitting tight like that. Any thoughts or experience with this issue? Thanks